Social media traffic is another best source for quality traffic. These days social sites dominate the web and sites like Facebook get more people than Google it self. So if you can get traffic from these sites you will have a really good source of quality traffic. The best social sites for quality traffic are,
Each of these social media sites needs totally different approach which are unique to each of these sites. For example Facebook works great for some niches and Pinterest is dominated by females so you need to use niches which they are interested in. Twitter traffic is mostly from young crowds.
Facebook is very much effective in getting potential visitors than any other social media sites.
Your social media success depends upon what kind of business you are going to promote and whether you are promoting it on right social media platform? Facebook is the most popular among other social sites, Pinterest will do well for female related services/products, health/fitness products. Twitter can be used for media sites, video promotion. Linkedin promotion will be effective for professional services.
If I have to add now, for me and probably for most of the sites, I think that Facebook dominates other social traffic by leaps and bounds. I mean when I share some relevant content to my Facebook page and it goes viral, then I receive so much traffic. But the traffic doesn't stay around for long. From other sites like Twitter, I receive minimum traffic even though I try so hard. They send visitors that I can count in the fingers of my two hands. And the rest of the social networks out there, it's zero.
Reddit does look promising now but most default sub-reddits don't allow you to submit links to your blog or your website. I mean they do allow it but you are downvoted to oblivion as the redditors call it blogspam. The home page is filled with imgur.com or similar links that host images. If you screenshot a website, upload it to imgur, then you have higher chance of attention than simply posting the link to your website.
But in certain sub-reddits, the moderators are kind enough to allow blog links and if the members like it, you get huge amount of traffic. It's similar with comments, if someone posts your link then you will be receiving links for so long. I still continue to receive traffic on one of the links that I posted a long time back.
Social media plays the vital role in attracting visitors to any website. You can get huge traffic through social media if it is well optimized. Important thing is, you should provide some value to your followers rather than spamming by posting only about your website. Social media is the great tool to interact with followers to know about your product, service or business. It will help you improve your business. Also it helps you in getting better search engine ranking
Its a very good way to make PR for social projects. You can meet a lot of people in a few seconds. And wordwide. And it is easy to add up contacts to Your daily communication. Exampel: Collect followers at Twitter.